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tortoise11
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   Posted 5/24/2010 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Lamictal is a glutamate blocker.
 
We take in A LOT of glutamate in our diets.  I am assuming that those that respond well to Lamictal can benefit from a diet low in glutamate.  It's everywhere and hidden on food labels.
 
Some of the more obvious offenders are MSG (monosodium glutamate), soy sauce, aspartame.  Here is a site with a lot of information and a HUGE list of foods to avoid.  http://www.msgtruth.org/avoid.htm
 
I just went through the house and chucked everything with any of the ingredients (except some things that my SO loves, like Doritos).  I'll have to remember what I can't eat.
 
Sometimes I dream of being free from medication AND symptoms.  I am just learning how this works, but IF I can maintain a low glutamate diet for a long period of time, I want to talk with my Dr's about SLOWLY reducing my dose of Lamictal and seeing if symptoms appear.
Bipolar 2
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder


mogli
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   Posted 5/24/2010 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm confused...I checked out this link which was great, I am just wondering what it has to do with Lamictal again? You said it was a blocker to this stuff??? So is that a bad thing? Or did you mean we who take Lamictal need to avoid this even more than other people who don't take Lamictal???
 
Sorry guys, having a foggy day :)
Mogs
 
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Clonazepam .5mg as neededMethoprazine 12 mg/day, Mirapex working up to 2.25 mg/day, Lamictal 400mg/day


tortoise11
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   Posted 5/24/2010 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
That's my theory.  I don't know if it is right, or if it even makes sense to anyone else.  But I'm going to try anyway.  No harm in eating a healthier diet, right?!  (Not changing my meds, obviously.)
Bipolar 2
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder


mogli
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   Posted 5/24/2010 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks you guys! I get it now! Good post! And I will check out that other site.....
Mogs
 
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Clonazepam .5mg as neededMethoprazine 12 mg/day, Mirapex working up to 2.25 mg/day, Lamictal 400mg/day

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